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The Boston Celtics lost their first divisional game of the season, 106-100 to the Philadelphia 76ers at TD Garden on Friday. The loss is the Celtics first game in a stretch of seven games in ten days.
Rajon Rondo lead the way with 14 points and 20 assists. Kevin Garnett also had himself a double double with 19 points and 10 rebound and team captain, Paul Pierce, was the high scorer for the C’s with 24 points. Other than the Big Three, it was a poor showing for the rest of the Celtics.
Evan Turner and Jrue Holiday were too much to handle and shut down every Celtics comeback bid in the fourth quarter. They scored 25 and 21 points respectively. Philadelphia showed that they are a much faster team than the Celtics, scoring 26 fast break points.
The Celtics did not lead in the game after taking a 10-9 lead in the first quarter. They cut the lead to four twice, once early in the 4th, and again late in the fourth quarter at 102-98.
The Celtics will head to Milwaukee to take on the Bucks tonight at 8:30 pm. The Celtics are seeking to avenge their 11-point defeat at the hands of the Bucks in their home opener just over a week ago.